Air Transat Begins Flights To Peru

Air Transat has celebrated the launch of service from Toronto Pearson and Montreal towards Lima in Peru with its Airbus A321LR as part of a historic expansion from Canada

Air Transat has officially commenced service to Peru as part of a historic expansion of its service towards new markets.

Peru Connected Thanks To Air Transat

Air Transat commenced operations from Toronto to Lima a few days ago as TS152. While this was the inaugural service, it is already expanding.

On December 22, 2024, the airline will launch Montreal to Lima flights as TS150 as part of a continued focus on enhancing its operations.

Air Transat says these flights are exclusive, as they are the only nonstop ones between Canada and Peru.

Crew on Air Transat’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Lima (CNW Group/Transat AT Inc.)

Service is expected to be year-round, with two flights per week from Toronto and one weekly departure from Montreal to the capital.

Air Transat will utilise their Airbus A321LR to make the route possible. Described as a spacious aircraft with state-of-the-art entertainment and fuel consumption, the aircraft has become hugely pivotal to the success of the company and others alike.

A Significant Milestone For Air Transat

Service commencement from Toronto and Montreal is a significant milestone for the Peruvian commercial aviation sector.

The two connections are to leading cities within Canada and will aid with the continued economic recovery while increasing inbound tourism and boosting relations between the two countries.

Interestingly, the flights will be offered alongside a range of all-inclusive packages carefully selected to cater to customers’ needs in Peru. Air Transat notes that shortly, there’ll be a view to add excursions to these packages, too.

Comments From Executives

We are thrilled that Air Transat is launching annual service to Lima from Toronto Pearson. South America is a largely underserved region from YYZ, with Lima previously being an altogether unserved destination. This service is an excellent addition as it will provide passengers with a nonstop flight, saving more than 30% flying time compared to current itineraries offered.

Kurush Minocher, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Airline Relations at Greater Toronto Airports Authority.

It is a great pleasure for Air Transat to bring this promising route to fruition and finally see our star fly over Peru. Lima represents a strongly strategic South American gateway within our portfolio of destinations, allowing us to continue to benefit from the sustained growth of tourism on this continent. We are also very proud to offer our passengers the opportunity to broaden their horizons and discover the treasures of Peru

Michèle Barre, Transat’s Chief Revenue Officer.

Air Transat’s Growing Fleet

Air Transat operates a fleet of 34 in-service aircraft per the latest available data. The airline’s most significant fleet type, when measured by active units, is the A321 family.

A commitment to the series includes the A321-200 and 12 in-service A321neos with LR capabilities, enabling the company to launch new routes.

The carrier flies 10 active Airbus A330s, representing the only widebody currently in service. These A330s average close to 20 years of age.

Alongside a commitment to the A321, the only other single-aisle aircraft present is from the 737 family. Air Transat flies 3 737-8s and lastly 1 737-800.

Daniel Fowkes
22 Dec 2023
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